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Seattle City Council welcomed the following four new members to the Seattle Freight Advisory Board in June 2016.These new members were recommended and authorized by the mayor:

Jeanne Acutanza P.E, Director of Public Agency Services, Transpo Group
Johan Hellman, Executive Director, State Government Affairs, BNSF Railway Company
Kristal Fiser, Director, State Government Affairs, United Parcel Service (UPS)
Mike Elliott, Spokesman/Lobbyist, Washington State Legislative Board – Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen

The Freight Advisory Board was founded by Seattle City Council Resolution 31243 in September 2010. The Board is composed of 12 regular members - six appointed by the Mayor, five appointed by the Council and one appointed by the Port of Seattle. The board advises the Mayor, the City Council, and all departments and offices of the city in the development of a functional and efficient freight system, and on all matters related to freight and the impact that actions by the city may have on the freight environment.

The Board shall:

  • Facilitate City policies, plans and projects to support local, regional and state freight mobility efforts, to help ensure a functioning regional and state freight system;
  • Provide input on City policies, plans and projects as they may relate to freight capacity, safety, access and mobility throughout the City, with a particular focus on the City's industrial lands, and the business they support; participate in the regular update of the Freight Mobility Strategic Action Plan; revisions of the Transportation Strategic Plan related to freight; designation of major truck streets; and provide comment on planned freight mobility projects; and
  • Prepare an annual report to the City Council on the status of its work program and on the achievement of its goals.

Board meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Room L-280, Second Level. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Chris Eaves, christopher.eaves@seattle.gov or 206-684-4524.